DermTV Perleche Cracked Corners of Your Mouth DermTV Epi 156
Hello, I'm Neal Schultz pause and welcome to DermTV. Itching and burning cracks right at the cornersof the mouth is kind of common, it's uncomfortable, and it's calledperléche. Because of the cracks, most people think it's dry skin,but it's not dry skin. It's actually caused by a yeast infection, andit's the same yeast that most women carry in their body and the same yeastthat causes them uncomfortable
itching yeast infections. Because this iscaused by a yeast, it is aggravated by moisture, because yeast thrivein moist areas and closed areas, and this is a perfect setup becauseat the corners of the mouth, the way the lips come together, they causea closed area and, if there's any saliva there, that accounts for additionalmoisture. When people get this, invariably they do two things that makeit worse. The first is, because they consider it to be dry becausethey see a crack, they put a moisturizer on and, again, moisture makesthe yeast grow even more.
Secondly, because it's uncomfortable, andit burns, and it really feels peculiar, a lot of people take the tip oftheir tongue and they go like this. And they do it to test it, to feel it,to see, is the problem still there and, interestingly, people do it veryoften, a couple of times a minute, it's just a natural reflex. So how do we cure this problemé The firstthing is obviously stop licking the corners of your mouth. The second is,get an overthecounter anti yeast medicine, such as Lotrimin which hasclotrimazole as the active
ingredient which is good to fight yeast. Puta little bit on the corners of your mouth four to six times a day, just avery small amount, and then put a little Vaseline or Aquaphor on top so, ifyou do accidentally touch it with the tip of your tongue, the Aquaphoror Vaseline will keep the moisture away from the problem. Give it fourto seven days to cure the problem. If it hasn't done that by thatperiod of time, then you should see a dermatologist who will give you a prescriptionfor an antiyeast in an ointment vehicle which again will help protectagainst additional moisture
which aggravates the problem.
Dry skin around mouth Dry red skin around mouth
dry skin around mouth An irritated dry skin around mouth area lookscracked, flaky, and scaly. This is a common condition, but it can steal your self confidencebecause it does not look good. Sometimes, it could even itch and appear red and inflamed.In extreme cases, it will bleed. It has many causes; among them cold weather, humidity,natural causes and medical conditions. The solution you choose should give you a softsubtle skin; those solutions range from everyday practices to applying things that you canfind just in the kitchen. Causes of Dry Skin around Mouth
Chapped lips Most people are accustomed to licking theirlips frequently. Constantly licking your lips dries the skin around your lips. The salivaremoves naturally secreted fluids leading to cracked and chapped lips. Allergic reactions The skin is naturally sensitive to allergens,and any contact with it leads to a reaction. Your skin may be sensitive to fluoride, orother elements causing it to dry up. Aging
Age is a natural cause of dry skin. Olderpeople have dry skin but using a moisturizer and cream regularly can help you control thiscondition. Home Remedies for Dry Skin around Mouth Drink plenty of water Water is life; besides cleaning your system,it improves the moisture level on your skin keeping it supple and healthy. It is the mostreliable treatment for dry skin. Drink up to 8 glasses of water daily to avoid dry skin.You can also make use of natural fluids from juicy fruits for delicious drinks.
Get enough sleep Sleep is good for you. Unfortunately, mostpeople do not value their daily sleep routine. You need good rest of at least 7 hours daily.This will create the right balance in your body ridding your system of toxins to giveyou healthy skin. While asleep, the body works by cleaning itself up to remove unwanted bodywaste. Use cocoa butter Cocoa butter corrects dry skin conditionsand promotes speedy healing of chapped lips. It is effective on the skin, including yourlips.